Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 19:15 Champions Restaurant At Dundalk Stadium Handicap 1m

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.75s
  • Off time: 19:15:48
19:15 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Merry Mast (USA) 2/1
2nd Amazing Star (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 595-681 Dark blue, yellow hollow box, halved sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Revolution (FR) 7
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-5 J J Lambe S Corby (10) 70 5/16.00
2 (4) 525332 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Shabra Emperor (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-13 P O Brady C T Keane (3) 64 7/18.00
3 (3) 00-8015 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Amazing Star (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-12 t Denis Hogan J A Heffernan 63 11/43.75
4 (7) 337613 Red, black panel, black armlet, red cap Gold Falcon (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 h A McGuinness S B Kelly (3) 60 8/19.00
5 (1) 9-61135 Emerald green, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, emerald green diamonds, emerald green cap, white diamonds Stoichkhov (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-8 Michael G Cleary K J Dowling (10) 59 5/16.00
6 (5) 17/5135- DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, emerald green & white striped cap Benalex Park 77
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-7 t Denis Hogan L F Roche (3) 58 8/19.00
7 (2) 448-423 White, royal blue stars, white sleeves, quartered cap Merry Mast (USA) 7
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-7 p1 A Slattery W J Lee 58 2/13.00

Verdict

Shabra Emperor has a terrible strike-rate of 1-55 and was once again found wanting when tried over 1m3f last week. Gold Falcon came from well off the pace to finish a close third behind topweight Revolution a week ago and though beaten by Stoichkhov earlier that was over 7f and this is his trip. All are closely matched with the lightly-raced MERRY MAST, who looked in need of an extra furlong when third to Lily's Prince over 7f last week. The latter wears cheekpieces for the first time which may give him the edge. Benalex Park has never run on the surface but is just 4lb higher than his last victory on the Flat and scored over hurdles at Musselburgh on his latest racecourse visit in January. His stable also run Amazing Star, the winner of a poor event at Wolverhampton before catching the eye here a month ago.